5.1 - iMac?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by deanops, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. deanops macrumors regular

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    Hi - just a quick question..

    can the iMac (20 or 24 inch) output 5.1??? for movies etc??
    or am i just dreaming... is that "optical" port for this???

    thanks
     
  2. jesteraver macrumors 6502

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    Good question.

    I am wondering the same lol, seeing I am soon going to add a A/V receiver in my room

    Hope more people answer.
     
  3. tominated macrumors 68000

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    it does use the optical port for that, but you will need a mini-toslink cable to toslink cable
     
  4. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    AFAIK the imac is capable of transferring 5.1 Dolby Digital output through the optical audio out.
     
  5. Josh396 macrumors 65816

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    As the other two before me said, yes it can. All you'll need is a miniTOSLink to TOSLink cable and you'll be good to go.
     
  6. jesteraver macrumors 6502

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    sweet! i cant wait to get my monster fiber optic cable :D

    Now just to get myself the Cambridge Audio 540R *drools* 0.006% THD @ 1 kHz :D
     
  7. zioxide macrumors 603

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    Monster cable is a rip off. Buy the cheapest toslink cable you can find.
     
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  9. deanops thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks - that will get rid of the dvd player as well...!!!:rolleyes:
     
  10. jesteraver macrumors 6502

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    Its hard to find cheapers stuff than Monster in Canada especially here in Montreal. Everyone sells the stuff, which is a piss off. Seeing Radioshack no longer here.
     
  11. queshy macrumors 68040

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    Yep, I can confirm. 5.1 works, but you need DIGITAL speakers, not ANALOG ones. The digital 5.1 speakers with the 3 mini connectors won't work with the iMac. You need the toslink cable, I found one for like 20$.
     
  12. belovedmonster macrumors regular

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    Dude, dont you have online stores in Canada?
     
  13. jesteraver macrumors 6502

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    All the major online stores carry Monster Cable or a couple other brand names.

    - Best Buy
    - Futureshop
    - The Source

    We don't have online stores like what you guys have in the US.

    Guess that's what happens when you have like 1/10th the population.

    Plus if I go to a home theater specialist type of store. They have Monster Cable or the higher end stuff lol

    It sucks to buy stuff in Canada.

    Plus by the time I ordered the cables from Monster. I actually found something here in Canada. I know could of e-mailed them to cancel. Still was to late lol was out the door.
     

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